Another way to capture the spirit of Oaxaca is to visit
the area known as Andador Macedonia Alcalá, a narrow street
closed off to traffic, paved in green stone.
Daily life in Oaxaca is inconceivable without some kind
of celebration - whether religious or otherwise. In any case,
there is no question that the most spectacular event of the year
is the Guelaguetza, the Oaxacans most important celebration and
one of the famous on a nationwide level. The Guelaguetza, whose
name in Zapotec means "gift" or "mutual offering",
has been held since Pre-Hispanic times but acquired widespread
popularity of 1932, when it merged with the Lunes del Cerro or
Monday on the Hill festivities. According to historians, this
feast harks back to the pre-Hispanic rituals devoted to Centéotl,
the goddess of corn. Today it is celebrated on the two Mondays
following the 16th of July, the feast of the Virgin of El Carmen.
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Bahía de Huatulco is one of the most recent tourist centres
on the Mexican Pacific coast. Along 14 kilometers of seashore,
the cliffs of the southern Sierra Madre enclose nine bays and
numerous half-moon shaped beaches, most of which are small and
sheltered, just perfect for your summer vacation.
Huatulco´s main attraction are its bays San Agustín,
Chacacual, Calaluta, El Organo, El Maguey, Santa Cruz, Chahué,
Tangolunda and Conejos. All of them have magnificent beaches,
and the ocean is extraordinarily clear and teeming with marine
life thanks to the absence of pollution, noise and crowds. This
is what gives the place its charm, plus the fresh air carries
the aroma of tropical vegetation. Some of these bays are only
accessible by boats owned by independent companies with headquarters
in Santa Cruz or by the hotels themselves. You can also have the
option of renting a boat to the bay of your choice. You can make
arrangements to be picked up later or reserve the boat for the
hotels offer a number of water activities for the entertainment
of children, youngsters and adults, including sailing, windsurfing,
kayaking, diving and snorkelling.
One of the largest coral deposits on North America's west
coast is found in Huatulco.
Huatulco features one of Mexico's most abundant ecosystems,
and for this reason a large part of the territory have been designated
as a national park.
Huatulco is not a city with big shopping malls, but in La
Crucecita there are a number of stores and markets offering Oaxaca´s
excellent traditional arts and crafts.
Almost all the luxury hotels such as Camino Real, Quinta
Real, Barcelo and Casa del Mar, as well as all-inclusive hotels
such as Gala and Club Med are located close to Huatulco in Tangolunda.
La Crucecita, Santa Cruz and Chahué have inns as well as
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